Halloween II

1981

Action / Horror

59
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 29%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 64%
IMDb Rating 6.6 10 58724

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Cast

Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode
Dana Carvey as Assistant
Donald Pleasence as Sam Loomis
Kyle Richards as Lindsey
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699.34 MB
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23.976 fps
1hr 32 min
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1hr 32 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by baniko79 2 / 10

The quietest hospital in the world!!!!

All i can say is what a pile of rubbish!!this film is so boring and has little suspense,i love the original Halloween and a few of its sequels(Hallowen 4 and H20) but this is just dull and almost as bad as Halloween Resurrection. It could have been a great follow up to a classic original but those making it were more interested on cashing in on the original than trying to make a worthy sequel. I mean Haddonfield memorial has to be the quietest hospital in the world! Where did all the staff and patients go, if only my local A&E was so quiet! and Jamie Lee Curtis does hardly anything in this movie apart from being drugged up on medication and wearing a really bad wig. The only good point i can make about this movie is that this is the only Halloween sequel where the Michael Myers mask actually looks like the original. I give this movie 2 out of 10, and that is being generous!

Reviewed by lorcan-61881 8 / 10

A sequel a few hairs off the first film!

Lately, I have been watching a lot of old classic horror films like Friday The 13th, Nightmare On Elm Street, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre etc. so I have decided to continue reviewing the Halloween series after I have decided to rewatch them this year. Starting off with Halloween 2 (my review for Halloween is a few reviews down). Halloween 2 picks up straight after Halloween and follows Laurie who has now been sent to the hospital after her injuries from the first film and eventually Laurie realizes that Michael is back to kill her and the hospital orderly. Halloween 2 is an amazing sequel, it does everything so well and honestly feels like a true sequel and actually, really really similar to Halloween despite John Carpenter not returning. The film is different though in ways from the first film, it also had some of the best deaths in the entire series including the scene where Michael stuffs a womans face in boiling water, that death was so fun! Halloween 2 is an amazing sequel that deserves to be notcied for what it truely is.

Reviewed by TheLittleSongbird 4 / 10

A mediocre Halloween

John Carpenter's 1978 'Halloween' is wholly deserving of its status as a horror classic. To this day it's still one of the freakiest films personally seen and introduced the world to one of horror's most iconic villainous characters Michael Myers.

Which is why it is such a shame that not only are all of the sequels nowhere near as good but that the decline in quality is so drastic. Ok, the original 'Halloween' is very difficult to follow on from, but most of the sequels could at least looked like effort was made into them. 'Halloween II' is not the worst of them, or one of the worst of them. It is not really a good film, not by a long shot, but oddly enough it still manages to be one of the better 'Halloween' sequels and one of the few semi-watchable ones despite its glaring faults.

'Halloween II' has strengths. It is one of the better-looking and more polished sequels and has a suitably eerie look. The music has a spine-chilling atmosphere, if not as much as the first 'Halloween' and not as big a character of its own that the music in the original was.

Didn't care much for the acting generally, but both Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasance make successfully game efforts and Michael Myers does evoke some creepiness.

There are also unfortunately some significant drawbacks. The biggest fault is that the atmosphere and tone are just wrong. The film just feels like a stale retread minus the chilling scares, nail-biting suspense and the feeling of being unsettled. There is nothing creative or shocking about the scares or deaths, it's all by-the-numbers, over-familiar and indifferent. Everything is just too predictable and dull in pace to be remotely suspenseful.

Stupidity is also all over the film. So many moments are intelligence-insultingly ridiculous and almost illogical, and the hospital setting would have been more effective if it wasn't so under-populated and drab (it actually didn't feel like a hospital at all). Didn't care for the direction either, there is no flair and very little engagement with the material, at times there is too much of an imitation of the direction of the first 'Halloween' but with no success.

Curtis and Pleasance aside, the acting is ropey and everybody has to work with a clunky script, with a stilted flow and a lot of unintentional laughs, and annoying characters (with the old characters being so dumbed down that they are no better).

Overall, mediocre but one of the semi-watchable sequels of the series. 4/10 Bethany Cox

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